Get Involved

At St Paul’s Cathedral, we are committed to extending our ministry beyond our regular congregations and towards those who need it most.

Migrants and refugees, children and senior citizens are just some of those we seek to reach and assist through our group programs, fundraising initiatives and social activism.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 Restrictions many of our programs and activities are either suspended or meeting online. Please email welcome@stpaulscathedral.org.au for further information about our programs. We hope to resume them when we are able to, please keep following our website or social media for updates.

Bible Study

Bible studies are a great way to learn about the Christian faith, to grow and live as a Christian, and to share our faith.

Our weekly Bible Study Group meets after the Sunday 10.00am Choral Eucharist. Studies also occasionally meet via Zoom at different times.

All are welcome to join the studies, no prior knowledge is required. If you own a Bible we encourage you to bring that with you – other materials are provided below and in hard copy on the day.

New Series • A Voice in the Wilderness – Listening to the Statement from the Heart.  

In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

Quote, Statement from the Heart

Beginning on Sunday 30th October, this new series will offer a guided reflection on the Statement from the Heart, as we work together for First Nations Justice.

In 2017 the Anglican Church of Australia responded to the historic Statement from the Heart made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives at Uluru.

General Synod supported the call for a constitutionally-entrenched First Nations’ Voice to the Commonwealth Parliament and asked the Public Affairs Commission to prepare resources in consultation with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.

ABM has responded with an 8-part study designed to help the church listen to the Statement from the Heart and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians.

It was written by the Anglican Board of Mission’s Reconciliation Coordinator, Celia Kemp, with art by the Revd Canon Glenn Loughrey.

It has been endorsed by the Primate, the National Aboriginal Bishop, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council and the Public Affairs Commission of the Anglican Church.

These sessions will run on Sundays at 11.45am. All materials will be provided.

Series Overview

  • Sun 30 Oct • The Doctrine of Discovery
  • Sun 6 Nov • Lucky for Who?
  • Sun 13 Nov • We Don’t listen
  • Sun 20 Nov • Helping is not Always Helpful
  • Sun 27 Nov • A 60,000 Year-old Australian Church?
  • Sun 4 Dec • What is Land for?

Previous Studies

Reconciliation

Wominjeka – Welcome

St Paul’s Cathedral stands on the sovereign Country of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation; land that was taken, not ceded. We give thanks for their ancestors, and acknowledge the ongoing right and responsibility of their elders to care for this Country. We are committed to work and pray towards a more just settlement for all Indigenous people and pay our respects to First Nations people.

Science Week at the Cathedral

Each August, St Paul’s Cathedral engages with National Science Week and runs several activities that explore the chosen theme from the perspective of the science-religion interface.

In an increasingly global and secular scientific culture, saturated with technology and the market, the science-faith conversation is at the cutting edge of Christian engagement. Our purpose is to help equip Christians for that engagement.

Let’s Fully Welcome Refugees

As Cathedrals and Dioceses across Australia joined St Paul’s Cathedral’s 2014 awareness campaign to fully welcome refugees, the Dean wrote:

Twice a week, young people from overseas come to St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne for a few hours’ English conversation, followed by a shared meal. All of them are new arrivals to Australia. Many of them are refugees. Volunteers from churches across the city teach them English, and help them make sense of their experiences in Australia. Just as important as making them welcome in their new setting, though, is providing a listening ear to their stories.